Sonny Terry Discography

1944 (age 33)

Sonny Terry

Sonny Terry, harmonica; Woody Guthrie, guitar.
NYC, April 20, 1944
MA676Harmonica Breakdownunissued
MA677Fox Chase-
MA678Train-
MA679Lost JohnAsch 360-3; Folkways FA 2485
Sonny Terry, harmonica; Woody Guthrie, mandolin, vocals; Cisco Houston, Alec Seward, guitar, vocals.
MA688GloryAsch 432-2
Sonny Terry, harmonica; and others.
MA691Bus BluesAsch unissued
* Folkways FA 2485   Woody Guthrie - Struggle
* Asch 360-3   Sonny Terry - Lost John / Woody Guthrie - Union Burying Ground
* Asch 432-2   Sonny Terry - Glory (Walk And Talk With Jesus) / Woody Guthrie - Poor Lazarus (Bad Man Ballad)

1952 (age 41)

Sonny Terry - Brownie McGhee - Coyal McMahan

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Coyal McMahan, maracas, vocals.
NYC, 1952?
The Midnight SpecialFolkways FP 28
Rising SunFolkways FP 28; Verve-Folkways FV 9010
In His Care-
Mamma Blues #2-
Pick A Bale Of Cotton-
A Man Is Nothing But A Fool-
Preachin'Folkways FP 28
I Shall Not Be Moved-
Raise A Ruckus Tonight-
* Verve-Folkways FV 9010   Sonny Terry With Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Cisco Houston, Pete Seeger, Brownie McGhee - Get Together
* Folkways FP 28, FA 2028, FTS 32028   Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Coyal McMahan - Get On Board - Negro Folksongs By The Folkmasters

Sonny Terry With Brownie McGhee

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Cisco Houston, Pete Seeger or Woody Guthrie, guitar.
NYC, 1952?
LouiseVerve-Folkways FV 9010
Right On That Shore-
John Henry-
Go Tell Aunt Rhody-
Twelve Gates To The City-
Easy Rider-
Key To The Highway-
* Verve-Folkways FV 9010   Sonny Terry With Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Cisco Houston, Pete Seeger, Brownie McGhee - Get Together

Sonny "Hootin'" Terry And His Harmonica

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Brownie McGhee, guitar.
NYC, 1952
4015JAGoin' Down SlowJax 309
4017JAI Don't WorryJax 305
4018JAMan Ain't Nothing But A Fool-
Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Bob Gaddy, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar; Bob Harris, bass; George Woods, drums.
4035JABlack Horse BluesJax 309
* Jax 309   Sonny Terry - Goin' Down Slow / Black Horse Blues
* Jax 305   Sonny Terry - I Don't Worry / Man Ain't Nothing But A Fool

Sonny "Hootin'" Terry And His Night Owls

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Bob Gaddy, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar; Bob Harris, bass; George Woods, drums.: same session.
NYC, 1952
M42Women Is Killin' MeJackson 2302
M44Harmonica Train-
* Jackson 2302   Sonny Terry - Women Is Killin' Me / Harmonica Train

1953

Sonny Terry And His Mouth-Harp

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Alec Seward, guitar, vocals.
NYC, 1953
The Fox ChaseElektra EKL 14; Washington WLP 702; Vogue (E) V 2326, (E) EPV 1095
Talking About The BluesElektra EKL 14; Washington WLP 702; Vogue (E) EPV 1095
Goodbye Leadbelly-
Red RiverElektra EKL 14; Washington WLP 702
John HenryElektra EKL 14; Washington WLP 702; Vogue (E) V 2326, (E) EPV 1095
Mama Told Me (as I Woke Up This Mornin')Elektra EKL 14; Washington WLP 702
Moaning And Mourning Blues-
In The Evening-
Chain The Lock On My DoorElektra EKL 15; Washington WLP 702
Little AnnieElektra EKL 15
Louise BluesElektra EKL 15; Washington WLP 702
Down In The Bottom BluesElektra EKL 15
Baby, Baby BluesElektra EKL 15; Washington WLP 702
Custard Pie-
Kansas City-
Late One Saturday EveningElektra EKL 15
Old Woman BluesElektra EKL 15; Washington WLP 702
Hard Luck BluesElektra EKL 15
* Washington WLP 702; Riverside RLP 12-644; Original Blues Classics OBCCD-589-2   Sonny Terry And His Mouth-Harp
* Elektra EKL 14; Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50033; Vogue (E) LDE 137   Sonny Terry - Folk Blues
* Elektra EKL 15; Jazz Selection (F) JSLP 50034; Vogue (E) LDE 165   Sonny Terry - City Blues
* Vogue (E) EPV 1095   Sonny Terry - Folk Blues
* Vogue (E) V 2326   Sonny Terry - John Henry / The Fox Chase

1955

Sonny Terry And His Buckshot Five

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Bob Gaddy, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar; Bob Harris, bass; George Woods, drums.
NYC, 1955
DA-758-KDangerous Woman (With A 45 In Her Hand)Harlem 2327
DA-759-KI Love My Baby-
* Harlem 2327   Sonny Terry - Dangerous Woman (With A 45 In Her Hand) / I Love My Baby

1956

Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Bob Gaddy, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Al Hall, bass; Gene Moore, drums.
NYC, circa June, 1956
OT839Uncle BudOld Town 1023
OT840Climbing On Top Of The Hill-
* Old Town 1023   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Uncle Bud / Climbing On Top Of The Hill

1957

Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals.
Oakland, OR, March 15, 1957
California BluesFantasy LP 3254
same session.
John HenryFantasy LP 3317
I'm A Stranger-
Cornbread And Peas-
Louise-
Meet You In The Morning-
Poor Boy From Home-
Hudy Leadbelly-
Take This Hammer-
Baby's Gone-
Lose Your Money-
* Fantasy LP 3254   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee
= Fantasy F-24723, FCD-24723-2   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - California Blues
* Fantasy LP 3317; America (F) 30 AM 6075   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Blues And Shouts
= Fantasy F-24723, FCD-24723-2   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - California Blues

Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals.: same personnel.
Oakland, OR, March 15 or November 16, 1957
I Got FooledFantasy LP 3254
No Need Of Running-
I Feel So Good-
Thinkin' And Worrying-
I Love You, Baby-
Walkin' And Lyin' DownFantasy LP 3254; Vogue (F) DP 37
* Fantasy LP 3254   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee
= Fantasy F-24723, FCD-24723-2   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - California Blues
* Vogue (F) DP 37   Various Artists - 25 Geants...Du Blues - A World Of Jazz

Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals.: same personnel.
Oakland, OR, November 16, 1957
First And Last LoveFantasy LP 3254
Christine-
I Have Had My Fun-
Whoppin' And Squallin'-
Water Boy Cry-
Motherless Child-
Sportin' Life-
same session.
Just A Closer Walk With TheeFantasy LP 3296
Children, Go Where I Send Thee-
What A Beautiful City-
Glory, Glory-
If I Could Hear My Mother Pray-
I'm Going To Shout-
I Shall Not Be MovedFantasy 546, LP 3296
Packing UpFantasy LP 3296
Get Right, Church-
Some Of These Days-
If You See My Saviour-
You Can't HideFantasy 546, LP 3296
same session.
I Done DoneFantasy LP 3317
Something's Wrong At Home-
* Fantasy LP 3254   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee
= Fantasy F-24723, FCD-24723-2   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - California Blues
* Fantasy LP 3296; Original Blues Classics OBCCD-541-2   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Just A Closer Walk With Thee
* Fantasy LP 3317; America (F) 30 AM 6075   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Blues And Shouts
= Fantasy F-24723, FCD-24723-2   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - California Blues
* Fantasy 546   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - You Can't Hide / I Shall Not Be Moved

1959

Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; David Lee, piano; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals.
London, England, October 7, 1959
Crazy Man BluesColumbia (E) 33SX 1223
Doctor Brownie's Blues-
Fighting A Losing Battle-
Hound Dog Blues-
I Need A Lover-
I Was Born With The Blues-
I'll Put A Spell On You-
Jet Plane Blues-
Rockin' And Whoopin'-
Sonny's Easy Rider-
Taking Harmonica Blues-
Walk On-
* Columbia (E) 33SX 1223; Verve MGV 3008   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Blues Is My Companion

Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals.
Los Angeles, CA, December 29, 1959
Key To The HighwayWorld Pacific WP-1294
Lose Your Money-
Louise-
Sportin' Life-
New Harmonica Breakdown-
Prison Bound-
Livin' With The BluesWorld Pacific WP-1294, WP-1290, WP-1813; Pacific Jazz ST-20150
Blowing The BluesWorld Pacific WP-1294
Baby, Please Don't GoWorld Pacific WP-1294; Pacific Jazz ST-20150
Twelve Gates To The CityWorld Pacific WP-1294
Pawnshop Blues-
Brownie's Guitar Blues-
* World Pacific WP-1294, ST-1294   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Blues Is A Story
* World Pacific WP-1290   Various Artists - Swingin' Like Sixty, Vol. 2 - Around The World
* World Pacific WP-1813, ST-1813   Various Artists - Hootenanny Saturday Nite!
* Pacific Jazz ST-20150   Various Artists - This Is The Blues, Vol. II

1960

Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals.
NYC, August 22, 1960
Let Me Be Your Little DogBluesville 45-802, BVLP 1002
Pawn ShopBluesville 45-809, BVLP 1002
You Don't KnowBluesville BVLP 1002; Prestige Folklore FL 14023
Betty And Dupree's BluesBluesville BVLP 1002
Back To New Orleans-
Stranger HereBluesville 45-802, BVLP 1002
Fox HuntBluesville BVLP 1002
I'm Prison Bound-
Louise, Louise-
Baby, How Long-
Freight TrainBluesville 45-818, BVLP 1002
same session.
Sonny's SquallBluesville BVLP 1005
Red River Blues-
Gone Gal-
Blues Before Sunrise-
Sweet Lovin' Kind-
Midnight Special-
Take This Hammer Whup-
Too Nicey MamaBluesville 45-809, BVLP 1005
Meet Me Down The BottomBluesville BVLP 1005
Tryin' To Win-
same session.
Blues All Around My HeadBluesville BVLP 1020; Prestige PR 7715
East Coast Blues-
Muddy Water-
Beggin' And Cryin'Bluesville 45-818, BVLP 1020
My PlanBluesville BVLP 1020
Trying To Destroy Me-
Everything I Had Is Gone-
Jealous Man-
Understand Me-
Blues Of Happiness-
Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals; Roy Haynes, drums #6-10.
1.I Got A WomanBluesville BVLP 1033; Prestige PR 7715
2.Hold Me In Your ArmsBluesville BVLP 1033
3.The C.C. And O. Blues-
4.The Devil's Gonna Get You-
5.Don't You Lie To MeBluesville BVLP 1033; Prestige PR 7715
6.That's Why I'm WalkingBluesville BVLP 1033
7.Wrong Track-
8.Blue Feeling-
9.House Lady-
10.I Know Better-
* Bluesville BVLP 1002; Prestige Folklore FL 14013   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Down Home Blues
= Fantasy F-24708, FCD-24708-2   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Back To New Orleans
* Prestige Folklore FL 14023   Various Artists - Folklore Jamboree
* Bluesville BVLP 1005   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Blues And Folk
= Fantasy F-24721, FCD-24721-2   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Midnight Special
* Bluesville BVLP 1020   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Blues All Round My Head
= Fantasy F-24721, FCD-24721-2   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Midnight Special
* Prestige PR 7715   The Best Of Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry
* Bluesville BVLP 1033   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Blues In My Soul
= Fantasy F-24708, FCD-24708-2   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Back To New Orleans
* Bluesville 45-802   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Let Me Be Your Little Dog / Stranger Here
* Bluesville 45-809   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Too Nicey Mama / Pawn Shop
* Bluesville 45-818   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry - Beggin' And Cryin' / Freight Train

Sonny Terry

J.C. Burris, harmonica; Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Sticks McGhee, guitar; Belton Evans, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 13, 1960
2594Telephone BluesBluesville BVLP 1025
2595Great Tall Engine-
2596Get On My Feet After While-
2597Four O'Clock Blues-
2598Sonny's Story-
2599I Ain't Gonna Be Your Dog No More-
2600My Baby Done Gone-
2601Worried Blues-
2602High Powered Woman-
2603Pepper Headed Woman-
2604Hoo Wee Baby-
2605California Blues-
* Bluesville BVLP 1025; Original Blues Classics OBC-503, OBCCD-503-2   Sonny Terry - Sonny's Story

Sonny Terry

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Lightnin' Hopkins, guitar; Leonard Gaskin, bass; Belton Evans, drums.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 26, 1960
2618One Monkey Don't Stop The ShowBluesville BVLP 1059
2619Changed The Lock On My Door-
2620Tater Pie-
2621Diggin' My Potatoes-
2622She's So Sweet-
* Bluesville BVLP 1059; Prestige PR 7802; Original Blues Classics OBC-521, OBCCD-521-2   Sonny Terry - Sonny Is King

1961 (age 50)

Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals.
"Sugar Hill", San Francisco, CA, December 29, 1961
Hooray, Hooray, This Woman Is Killing MeFantasy LP 3340
Born To Live The Blues-
Just About Crazy-
Up, Sometimes Down-
Baby, I Knocked On Your Door-
Keep On Walking-
Baby, I Got My Eye On You-
I Got A Little Girl-
I Feel Alright Now-
Worry, Worry, Worry-
Sweet Woman Blues-
same session.
Climbin' On Top Of The HillFantasy FCD-24750-2
Louise-
My Father's Words-
Backwater Blues-
Wine Headed Woman-
Careless Love-
Playing With The Blues-
I Can't Sleep At Night-
My Baby's Leavin'-
Lose Your Money-
Jet Plane Blues-
Rainy Day-
I'm A Stranger-
Women On My String-
One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer-
Key To The Highway-
You'd Better Mind-
Walk On-
* Fantasy LP 3340, LP 8091; Original Blues Classics OBC-536, OBCCD-536-2; America (F) 30 AM 6071   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee At Sugar Hill
* Fantasy FCD-24750-2   Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee - Live At Sugar Hill, Vol. 2

1962

Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Brownie McGhee, guitar, vocals.
"The 2nd Fret", Philadelphia, PA, April, 1962
Evil Hearted MeBluesville BVLP 1058
Sick Man-
Barking Bull Dog-
Spread The News Around-
Backwater BluesBluesville BVLP 1058; Prestige PR 7715
Custard PieBluesville BVLP 1058
Wholesale Dealin' Papa-
Motorcycle Blues-
Hand In Hand-
I Woke Up One Morning And I Could Hardly See-
* Bluesville BVLP 1058; Prestige PR 7803; Original Blues Classics OBCCD-561-2   Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry At The 2nd Fret
* Prestige PR 7715   The Best Of Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry

Sonny Terry

Sonny Terry, harmonica, vocals; Brownie McGhee, guitar.
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September, 1962
Sonny's ComingBluesville BVLP 1059
Ida Mae-
Callin' Mama-
Bad Luck-
Blues For The Bottom-
* Bluesville BVLP 1059; Prestige PR 7802; Original Blues Classics OBC-521, OBCCD-521-2   Sonny Terry - Sonny Is King